Political activism is a major component of the college environment. Some of the country’s biggest grassroots movements have started on college campuses. And while some schools are more politically active than others, there will always be some schools that are primarily liberal-based and others that will be conservative-based.
The Princeton Review recently published its “Best Colleges” guide for high school students. In this year’s 27th edition, the Princeton Review surveyed 138,000 students from across the country to determine which schools have the best food, career services, happiest students, and more.
Check out the lists below for schools with the “most conservative students” and schools with the “most liberal students.”
Among the most conservative colleges, religious schools have repeatedly ranked highly. For instance, Baylor University remains in the top 10 for the third year in a row. Additionally, other religious schools that have repeatedly placed in the top 10 for “most conservative” include Grove City College and the University of Dallas. The other trend for conservative schools seems to be geography. Most of the conservative schools are located in the South or Midwest.
For most liberal colleges, a wide majority of top schools with the “most liberal students” are private liberal arts schools. Schools like Sarah Lawrence College, Bryn Mar College, Bennington College, Reed College, and Earlham College are all liberal arts schools that have ranked in the top 10 for “most liberal” this year.